EARTH & LIGHT: The Menomonie Singers Put On Spring Concert Series

enjoy three concerts in honor of Earth Day

Barbara Arnold |

SOUNDS OF SPRING. The Menomonie Singers are offering several performances in April for free, accepting freewill donations. 

Ring in the spring with the sounds of joyful music. Earth Day – on April 22 – inspires the “Earth & Light” theme of The Menomonie Singers’ Spring concerts starting at 2pm on Saturday, April 15, at Balsam Lutheran Church (1115 Mains Crossing Avenue, Amery); Saturday, April 2, at First Presbyterian Church (130 W. Central Street, Chippewa Falls); and Sunday, April 23, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (910 9th Street East, Menomonie).

Though the event is free, there is a suggested donation of $10 to go toward the nonprofit organization and choir. Conductor Brian Klein will lead the group with piano accompanist Ruth Ann Ledgerwood in singing works by 10 different composers, including Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre, where a mother seal soothes her pup to sleep; the haunting Earth Song by Frank Ticheli where "the scorched earth cries out in vain"; and Ralph Johnson’s This House of Peace with string group Trio Viva and oboeist Jean Enyeart.

Since 2012, the choir has grown to more than 30 singers and has added more performances, including establishing regular community concerts with an oratorio selection in the spring accompanied by an orchestra, as described on their website.

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